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02-09-2017, 11:45 PM
Bipartisan group of senators wants classified briefing on Yemen raid


A bipartisan group of four senators want the Trump administration to give a classified briefing into the raid in Yemen that left a Navy SEAL and several civilians dead.

Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Rand Paul, R-Ky., Al Franken, D-Minn., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Michael Dempsey, acting director of national intelligence, asking for a classified briefing on the Jan. 28 raid.

The operation has received bipartisan criticism due to the amount of American casualties four SEALs were wounded, in addition to the death of Senior Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens, and an Osprey tilt-rotor had to be destroyed after it crashed in order to gather intelligence on al Qaeda in Yemen.

"We write today with serious concerns about U.S. policy in Yemen and to urgently request a classified briefing regarding our actions and objectives there," the senators wrote in a letter. "The situation in Yemen remains complex, with an ongoing civil war and humanitarian crisis further complicated by U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's bombing campaign there as well as a growing terrorist threat from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula."


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02-10-2017, 12:02 AM
Good. Maybe they can exert themselves and put a stop to this bullshit. It's obvious Trump has no intentions of doing so. Any odds on them actually getting it?